As a part of your community for over 40 years, Youth and Family Services is committed to programming that supports the emotional and mental health of children, parents and families. We provide parent education, after-school programs and high quality counseling services. 

Proffesional Training

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID                                    April 20, 2018

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Meetings at Youth Services

Articles & Podcasts

Youth Services is very happy to host  the northern Lake County Children and Adults w/ Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Distorder meetings.

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  Parent to Parent   
A comprensive program for parents of children with ADHD

March 3-10
Saturdays, from 9 am - 5 pm

Do you feel lost when it comes to ADHD and its related issues and concerns?

Upon completion of this training, you will have a comprehensive map showing you how to effectively manage ADHD-related issues and advocate for your child.

Moving Forward
                        Starts March 1   ​​

 movement-base group to manage    impulsivity and inattention              ​​Click for more Info

Skills for Academic Success   ​​

Week 1: Learning Styles and Reading for Speed
Week 2: Note Taking, Study Skills and Goal Setting
Week 3: Test-Taking Skills
Week 4: Project Planning and Time Management

Anxious ~ Stressed ~ Depressed ~ Overwhelmed

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T)

A Evidence-Based Group for Teen who struggle to manage intense emotions.

Starting February 19                                                                  Facilitated by Barb Adams, MA, CADC                           Click to learn more


Dealing with children's sleep issue​ 


Be an active and informed partner in the IEP process

March 8th

April 12
6:30-8 pm

Viking Park 


April 18-25

Gurnee & Park City Teen Centers

Teen Center Mission
To support local youth by providing a safe and supervised social environment that promotes skills for a healthy lifestyle. The Teen Center is a “drop in” program and the youth can attend and leave freely.

Youth entering grades 6-12 and must be a Warren Township resident or attending Districts 50, 56 or 121. Nominal annual fee— needs based scholarships are available.

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Do you need help for yourself or a friend?
Text  WTHelp to 844-823-5323
Text-A-Tip  is  24/7    365     Anonymous
Text-A-Tip is a crisis helpline that youth can use to communicate with a licensed clinician about concerns about themselves or a friend.
Download the Text-A-Tip App
Go to your App Store and download "Lake County Help"
Same Help, Easier Access

View the Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression
Teen Depression Screening
Erika's Lighthouse offeres a self-report depression screener for teens who think they may have depression. For the tool or more info, please click button.
Many parents don't know the signs of depression. Erika's Lighthouse provides a great resource designed to help parents know what's going on with their child, find the right treatment, deal with the schools, negotiate insurance issues and other valuable tools.
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